West Philadelphia Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of West Philadelphia?

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There are 200,637 residents in West Philadelphia, with a median age of 33.1. Of this, 45.85% are males and 54.15% are females. US-born citizens make up 88.6% of the resident pool in West Philadelphia, while non-US-born citizens account for 5.29%. Additionally, 6.11% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 166,581 people in West Philadelphia currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 200,637 0.1%
Male Population 91,998 0.8%
Female Population 108,640 -0.5%
Male population 45.85%
Female population 54.15%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 33.1 -1.2%
Citizen US Born 177,773 0.2%
Citizen not US Born 10,612 1.1%
Not Citizen 12,252 -2.0%
Citizen US Born 88.6%
Citizen not US Born 5.29%
Not Citizen 6.11%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,945 4.4%
Moved from Same County 17,467 -4.1%
Moved from Same State 5,321 13.1%
Moved from Different State 7,226 -0.2%
Same House as Last Year 166,581 0.2%
Moved from Abroad 0.98%
Moved from Same County 8.8%
Moved from Same State 2.68%
Moved from Different State 3.64%
Same House as Last Year 83.9%

What are the employment statistics in West Philadelphia?

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White-collar workers make up 85.68% of the working population in West Philadelphia, while blue-collar employees account for 14.32%. There are also 3,438 entrepreneurs in West Philadelphia (4.11% of the workforce); 54,275 workers employed in private companies (64.83%); and 11,512 people working in governmental institutions (13.75%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 71,727 2.3%
Blue Collar 11,988 7.1%
White Collar 85.68%
Blue Collar 14.32%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 3,438 2.1%
Private Companies 54,275 3.7%
Governmental Workers 11,512 5.6%
Not for Profit Companies 14,490 -1.4%
Self Employees 4.11%
Private Companies 64.83%
Governmental Workers 13.75%
Not for Profit Companies 17.31%

How many households are there in West Philadelphia?

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There are a total of 78,768 households in West Philadelphia, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 47.87% of these West Philadelphia households, while non-family units account for the remaining 52.13%. Additionally, 26.92% of households have children and 73.08% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 78,768 5.9%
Average People Per Household 2 -4.9%
Family Households 37,704 3.7%
Non-family Households 41,064 8.0%
Family Households 47.87%
Non-family Households 52.13%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 21,208 7.1%
Households without Children 57,560 5.5%
Households with Children 26.92%
Households without Children 73.08%

What are the median and average incomes in West Philadelphia?

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The average annual household income in West Philadelphia is $55,726, while the median household income sits at $38,928 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $47,280, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $42,122. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $27,224 and $27,428, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $55,726 7.2%
Median Household Income $38,928 4.0%
People below Poverty Level 54,546 -2.1%
People above Poverty Level 126,931 1.4%

How many homeowners and renters are there in West Philadelphia?

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There are 94,068 housing units in West Philadelphia, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1944. Of the 78,768 occupied housing units in West Philadelphia, 42.41% are owner-occupied, while 57.59% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 54.8% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $155,900. In general, housing costs reach $1,024 per month in West Philadelphia.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 94,068 5.2%
Median Year Built 1944 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 45,523 4.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 12,114 11.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 10,871 -1.0%
Built between 1960 and 1969 7,395 6.9%
Built between 1970 and 1979 5,293 -1.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 3,446 13.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 3,157 -2.5%
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,940 12.6%
Built between 2010 and 2019 4,006 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 322 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 78,768 5.9%
Owner Occupied 33,404 2.2%
Renter Occupied 45,364 8.8%
Owner Occupied 42.41%
Renter Occupied 57.59%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 18,307 1.1%
Without Mortgage 15,097 3.7%
Median Value with Mortgage $155,900 6.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $106,400 7.3%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,024 4.8%
With Mortgage 54.8%
Without Mortgage 45.2%

What is the level of education in West Philadelphia?

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Approximately 41.57% of the population in West Philadelphia holds a high school degree (that's 60,480 residents), while 23.51% have attained a college certificate (34,204 locals) and 16% have a bachelor's degree (23,278 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 3,288 -4.7%
Some High School 60,480 -0.5%
Some College 34,204 0.8%
Associate Degree 7,299 -1.2%
Bachelor's Degree 23,278 2.0%
Graduate Degree 16,951 4.0%
No High School 2.26%
Some High School 41.57%
Some College 23.51%
Associate Degree 5.02%
Bachelor's Degree 16%
Graduate Degree 11.65%

What is the marital status of West Philadelphia residents?

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A total of 103,240 people in West Philadelphia have never been married (which represents 60.93% of the total population), while 38,039 of them are wedded (22.45%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 5,560 (3.28%) and 13,788 (8.14%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 103,240 1.1%
Married 38,039 1.0%
Separated 5,560 2.8%
Widowed 8,820 -9.3%
Divorced 13,788 -2.1%
Never Married 60.93%
Married 22.45%
Separated 3.28%
Widowed 5.21%
Divorced 8.14%

What are the most common means of transportation in West Philadelphia?

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The top three means of transportation people in West Philadelphia use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 35,709 residents commute by car, 17,480 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 9,742 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 35,709 0.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 17,480 -2.6%
Railroad 1,178 -0.4%
Bicycle 1,479 -11.7%
Motorcycle 23 43.8%
TaxiCab 468 8.3%
Walk 9,742 6.0%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 19104 19131 19139 19143 19151

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